Going on the Final Climb
In Milan-San Remo if you are not a sprinter, you have to get rid of the fast men on the final climb of the day, the Poggio. The other option, go out in front and let your team leader bridge up to you for the win. I do think it was the former for Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Lars Petter Nordhaug (Belkin Pro Cycling). With roughly 7K to go and maybe 2K to the summit of the Poggio the pair were able to get away and can about ten seconds over the top, most likely not enough to hold off the sprinter's trains.